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Format: 02-26-2015
Format: 02-26-2015
What is the fiduciary rule? In the simplest terms, the fiduciary rule is a new regulation, proposed by the Department of Labor, which requires financial advisors and brokers to act in the best...
February 25, 2015 | Explainer |
In the three decades after World War II, America became the first predominantly middle-class country in the world and our poverty rate was cut in half. Americans experienced what scholars describe as...
February 10, 2015 | Report |
Executive Summary For our democracy to thrive, the freedom to vote must be fiercely protected for all citizens, regardless of class or privilege. Yet, much work needs to be done to ensure our...
February 5, 2015 | Report |
In the five years since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision the dominance of big money over politics and policy has grown, seemingly without restraint and with dire consequences for...
January 15, 2015 | Explainer |
Dear Mayor de Blasio and Members of the City Council: As leaders in New York City who are concerned about economic and racial injustice, we call on you to enact Intro. 261, The Stop...
January 15, 2015 | Advocacy Letter |
Demos
Five years after the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United v. FEC decision, what are the roles of large donors and average voters in selecting and supporting candidates for Congress? This report...
January 14, 2015 | Explainer |
Karen Shanton
Demos is a national, non-partisan public policy organization working for an America where we all have an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy. Demos’ lawyers, researchers,...
January 14, 2015 | Advocacy Letter |
Introduction A fundamental task of government is to enact rules for human interactions. As Adam Smith explained long ago, among the functions of such rules is establishing binding agreements among...
December 17, 2014 | Report |
FOREWORD Dear Readers, Demos means “the people” of a nation, and it is the root word of democracy. Yet the diverse members of our extraordinary American demos have never enjoyed equal access to the...
December 11, 2014 | Report |
A la altura de ciento cincuenta años después de las enmiendas de reconstrucción, y más que una generación después de la revolución de los derechos civiles, lograr una verdadera equidad racial sigue...
December 11, 2014 | Report |